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UMatter Awards

What are the UMatter Awards?

The UMatter@OIT program is a special recognition program that acknowledges the efforts and contributions OIT staff make to the UMass community. Each year, one of the UMatter honorees receives the Christoffer Carstanjen Memorial Award.

How do I submit a nomination?

Submit your nomination quickly and easily using our online nomination form. Nominations are now closed for 2012. Nominations are being accepted for 2013 through Thursday, December 5, 2013.


Nominees must be OIT staff members who have completed at least one full year of service (or two years at half time). Recipients from the past two years and members of the Rewards and Recognition Group are not eligible.


The UMatter@OIT program provides recognition for:

  • Quality service
  • Outstanding achievement
  • Innovation
  • Time-saving ideas
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Mutual respect
  • Consistent day-to-day contributions

The Honor!

Honorees will receive UMatter@OIT certificates and gifts. Letters will be placed in their personnel records. They will receive recognition at OIT's annual end of year review!